N.D., Minn. Classes Remain Canceled to Aid in Flood Control

Schools will not reopen until April 6.

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North Dakota State University, Minnesota State University - Moorhead, and Concordia College have canceled classes until April 6 so students and employees can help with the flood effort, the Chronicle of Higher Education reports.

Concordia turned off its water and sewage systems and closed its campus on Friday after the City of Moorhead advised evacuation of the area the college is located in. The college helped transport and arrange housing for students who could not return home. Concordia football players built dikes to protect houses, and its soccer teams helped protect a neighborhood from a flooding channel, college officials said.

Minnesota State, which is on relatively high ground, remained open even though classes were canceled and on-campus students were urged to go home. About 25 students who had nowhere to go were evacuated to Bemidji State University.